Re: how do you indicate blinking lights?

Subject: Re: how do you indicate blinking lights?
From: Peter Neilson <neilson -at- windstream -dot- net>
To: techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com
Date: Tue, 05 Feb 2008 11:02:45 -0500

Dossy Shiobara wrote:
> Martinek, Carla wrote on 2/5/2008 9:27 AM:
>> Thought I'd throw this out there... how would you indicate blinking
>> lights if you're working on wordless documentation?
>> We have a control panel and we need to indicate a status where a light
>> is solid, and where it is blinking.
> Something like this, maybe?

Yes, that's good.

(I'm guessing that maybe Dossy's used the words "blinking light" and
"non-blinking light" and then omitted them. Regardless, I see nothing

I hate "wordless" documentation! It reduces the possibility of clear
communication in at least one language into a guessing game in no
language at all.

Elevators have buttons marked <|> and >|<. They are presumably for "open
door" and "close door" respectively, but by the time you remember which
is which, the doors have already opened or closed. The only one you
actually want is "open door" so that you can hold the door open for
someone, but you're afraid to press either of them, for fear you might
have guessed wrong. Instead you stick you hand into the closing
guillotine. There's no point in arguing the issue with elevator gurus,
because the meaning of the buttons is totally clear to them.


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how do you indicate blinking lights?: From: Martinek, Carla
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